The Royal Wootton Bassett Environmental Group have put up a wildflower display in the Royal Wootton Library foyer until Wednesday 6th October 2021.
It highlights how our wildlife is being affected by climate change, habitat loss and intensive agriculture and explores how wildflower areas can help by providing space for our native flowers to grow, which in turn supports insects, pollinators, birds, bats and small mammals. The display includes practical information on the need to carefully manage wildflower areas including a case study from Dorset council showing that in their county it took about two years of reduced cutting and collecting to successfully establish wildflowers on their verges. The Library display builds on their previous wildflower engagement content such as the article in the current Community magazine as well as a statement of support from the Royal Wootton Bassett Gardening club.
The wildflower survey is available in a paper form next to the display and residents can also complete an online form here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XG9MM7F